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The Five Bells Inn

Pretty 16th-century pub with tempting food

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The pub and the church were neighbours until early last century, when the rector's objections forced the inn to move into this old thatched farmhouse, its new name intended as a raspberry to the rector. Otter and Butcombe real ales hold sway in the bar – note the original counter. Exposed brick and cream-papered walls are adorned with signed Exeter Chiefs rugby shirts, and there's a German-style ‘stammtisch’, or regulars' table. Simple pub food includes home-made Scotch duck egg; home-cured wild Escot venison; lightly curried Skrei cod fillet; and River Exe mussels in Berry Farm cider. The inn is very child friendly. The beer festival is held during the second week of August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-12 (Sunday 12-10)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-5
  • Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Otter Ale and Amber, Butcombe Bitter
  • Real ciders: Berry Farm

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, 2nd week August
  • Cider festival

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B3181 towards Cullompton, right at Hele Cross towards Clyst Hydon. 2 miles turn right, then sharp right at left bend at village sign

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